whistling duck

whistling duck
/ˈwɪslɪŋ dʌk/ (say 'wisling duk)

noun
any of various ducks of the subfamily Dendrocygninae, which make a whistling sound rather than quacking, as the two Australian birds, the wandering whistling duck, Dendrocygna arcuata, and the endemic, plumed whistling duck, D. eytoni.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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